Exodus 40:37
New International Version
but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out—until the day it lifted.

New Living Translation
But if the cloud did not rise, they remained where they were until it lifted.

English Standard Version
But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out till the day that it was taken up.

Berean Study Bible
If the cloud was not lifted, they would not set out until the day it was taken up.

King James Bible
But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.

New King James Version
But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey till the day that it was taken up.

New American Standard Bible
but if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out until the day when it was taken up.

NASB 1995
but if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out until the day when it was taken up.

NASB 1977
but if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out until the day when it was taken up.

Amplified Bible
but if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey on until the day when it was taken up.

Christian Standard Bible
If the cloud was not taken up, they did not set out until the day it was taken up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If the cloud was not taken up, they did not set out until the day it was taken up.

American Standard Version
but if the cloud was not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if the cloud was not taken up, they did not pack up until the day that it was taken up.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if the cloud went not up, they did not prepare to depart, till the day when the cloud went up.

Contemporary English Version
then they would set up camp and stay there, until it moved again.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If it hung over, they remained in the same place.

English Revised Version
but if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.

Good News Translation
As long as the cloud stayed there, they did not move their camp.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if the column didn't move, they wouldn't break camp.

International Standard Version
but if the cloud was not lifted up, they would not set out until it was lifted up,

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if the cloud was not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.

Literal Standard Version
and if the cloud does not go up then they do not journey, until the day of its going up.

NET Bible
but if the cloud was not lifted up, then they would not journey further until the day it was lifted up.

New Heart English Bible
but if the cloud wasn't taken up, then they did not travel until the day that it was taken up.

World English Bible
but if the cloud wasn't taken up, then they didn't travel until the day that it was taken up.

Young's Literal Translation
and if the cloud go not up then they journey not, until the day of its going up:

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Glory of the LORD
36Whenever the cloud was lifted from above the tabernacle, the Israelites would set out through all the stages of their journey. 37If the cloud was not lifted, they would not set out until the day it was taken up. 38For the cloud of the LORD was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel through all their journeys.…

Cross References
Numbers 9:19
Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the Israelites kept the LORD's charge and did not set out.

Numbers 9:22
Whether the cloud lingered for two days, a month, or longer, the Israelites camped and did not set out as long as the cloud remained over the tabernacle; but when it was lifted, they would set out.


Treasury of Scripture

But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.

Numbers 9:19-22
And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not…

Psalm 31:15
My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

the cloud
הֶעָנָ֑ן (he·‘ā·nān)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6051: A cloud, the nimbus, thunder-cloud

was not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

lifted,
יֵעָלֶ֖ה (yê·‘ā·leh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

they would not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

set out
יִסְע֔וּ (yis·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5265: To pull up, the tent-pins, start on a, journey

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the day
י֖וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3117: A day

it was taken up.
הֵעָלֹתֽוֹ׃ (hê·‘ā·lō·ṯōw)
Verb - Nifal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively


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